CALIFORNIA/CANADA— The recent fad of toting a chihuahua as a fashion accessory has spiked the number of abandoned pets in Los Angeles. Luckily for these dogs, animal lovers have teamed up to airlift the abandoned animals to Edmonton, Alberta, where loving homes await the rescued pooches.
Archive | February 15, 2011
Feb. 15, 2011 – ANTARCTIC – It’s halfway through Japan’s whaling season, and the Sea Shepherd seems to have the “research” ship, Nisshin Maru, on the run. The Bob Barker, one of Sea Shepherd’s fleet, chased the Nisshin Maru 1,000 nautical miles outside of Japan’s designated “research” territory for whaling, and it won’t be stopping any time soon. You can run, but you can’t hide from the Sea Shepherds! — Global Animal
NEW YORK- One brave New Yorker hits the streets with her cat, a leash, and a lot of hope. This can’t be that hard, right?
Scientists discovered a chlorophyll-producing sea slug that can perform photosynthesis. This ability makes the sea slug the first creature found to be half plant, half animal!
Fred Flintstone may have kept a pet dinosaur, but a discovery in an ancient Middle Eastern graveyard suggests that foxes may have been man’s original animal companion. Read on to learn about these prehistoric friends lived — and died — together. — Global Animal
BOLIVIA (VIDEO)— Ambue Ari draws volunteers to their animal reserve using the controversial practice of allowing the untrained visitors to walk jaguars and pumas through the forest on a leash. Is this a dangerous practice that should be stopped, or do these walks allow the endangered big cats to have a better quality of life as they roam the jungle trails? Take our poll to tell us what you think.
(VIDEO) Polly the parrot scratches Coco the cat’s head. Cautiously, very cautiously…